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Arimathaea (ăr'ĭməthē`ə), in the New Testament, home of St. Joseph of Arimathea, not otherwise known. It may be the same as Ramathaim-zophimRamathaim-zophim
, in the Bible, birthplace of Samuel, usually called Ramah and later Ramathaim. It has been variously identified with Ramah (4,) with Arimathaea, and with the modern Ramallah and Ramla. The land of Zuph is connected with the name.
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a town in ancient Palestine: location unknown
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Although at this stage of the narrative she misunderstands and searches for a corpse instead of a living being, she begins her search in the right place: at the tomb where the body of Jesus has been sumptuously laid by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea
3:1-2) and Joseph of Arimathaea
(19:38; only John is aware of Joseph's secret discipleship).
Confession here is an inseparable part of faith.(17) Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea
may be followers of Jesus but they are not believers.
In a twelfth-century sermon on Christ's Passion, for example, trom refers to multitudes, the buidne troma |vast numbers' sent by the Jews to find Joseph of Arimathaea